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Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate

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Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate

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Establish your expertise in facility operations improvement with our Distribution Operations Analysis and Design Certificate. You’ll learn how to scientifically design, analyze, and operate facility and warehouse layout to optimize output, reduce operating costs, and upgrade customer responsiveness.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements
  • Certificates must be completed within 6 years; courses completed more than 6 years ago may not be applied toward certificate.
  • All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from Georgia Tech.
  • This certificate does not require an application.
How it works

Your path to achievement is easy! Most certificate courses are offered in classroom locations around the U.S. You can also inquire about training at your location.

Cost

  • Course load determines the cost of a certificate program.
  • Calculate your total by identifying the courses needed and tallying individual course fees. Some programs offer discounts for course bundling.

Registration

  • Select a certificate program, review the requirements, and determine your timeline for completion.
  • Add courses to your shopping cart for purchase as you are ready to take them, or as a bundle if desired.
  • Proceed to checkout to complete your registration. We accept multiple forms of payment including credit card, purchase order, a private loan (upon request), and VA benefits for certain programs.

Completion

  • Certificates must be completed within six years.
  • After successful completion of most individual courses, a Certificate of Course Completion will be sent.
  • After successful completion of all required courses, request a transcript and program certificate audit.
  • Upon verification, GTPE will email your transcript and mail your Certificate of Program Completion. Some programs host a certificate award ceremony during the final course.

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Why Choose a Certificate?

Why Choose a Certificate?

Professional Certificates are ideal for developing new skills and building deep expertise in a specialized area to update your professional profile, advance your career, or broaden your knowledge base.

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Who Should Attend

This certificate is designed for distribution operations professionals, industrial engineers, systems analysts, supervisors, managers, and team leaders of warehouses, logistics and supply chain planners and leaders.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn to maximize warehouse operations.
  • Discover how to design and redesign facilities to increase performance and reduce costs.
  • Develop lean warehousing principles to enhance business activities.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

Course Offerings

Requirement A
Warehouse/Distribution Center Layout (LOG 3010P)

A well-planned warehouse layout will help you reduce operating costs by improving warehouse processes and inventory control. In this course, you will learn to apply field-proven techniques, which focus on layout planning, methods selection, space optimization, and material handling to mak... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 23, 2018 - OCT 25, 2018
    Register by OCT 23, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,500
  • OCT 22, 2019 - OCT 24, 2019
    Register by OCT 22, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $2,500
Engineering the Warehouse (LOG 3130P)

The requirement for high levels of customer service, increasing numbers of Stock Keeping Units (SKUs), and high labor costs have dramatically increased the complexity of warehouse operations. It is no longer sufficient to manage a warehouse based on a simple, arbitrary “ABC” classificatio... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 28, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,750
Lean Warehousing (LOG 3160P)

This course will demonstrate how warehouse operations are a key enabler to a successful supply chain implementation and the starting point for a transformation. It is critical to manage safety, quality and efficiency. Learn to leverage the lean supply chain modifications to improve custom... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 25, 2018 - SEP 27, 2018
    Register by SEP 25, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,000
  • SEP 24, 2019 - SEP 26, 2019
    Register by SEP 24, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,000
Requirement B (Choose One)
Material Handling 101: Fundamentals, Analysis and Selection (LOG 3083P)

This course provides an introduction to the field of material handling, including systems analysis, equipment selection, and the relationship of material handling to other activities and operations of the industrial plant or warehouse. It is also an excellent refresher course for those who wan... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • FEB 26, 2019 - FEB 27, 2019
    Register by FEB 26, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,500
Measuring and Managing Performance in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations (LOG 3112P)

Corporations often struggle with a lack of alignment between financial goals and operational metrics. Additionally, today’s information technology often overwhelms management with data and metrics. In this three-day course, you will develop effective supply chain performance measurement p... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 31, 2018 - NOV 2, 2018
    Register by OCT 31, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,500
  • OCT 29, 2019 - OCT 31, 2019
    Register by OCT 29, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $3,500
Transportation and Distribution Planning (LOG 3120P)

Effective planning of transportation and distribution networks has become more complex. This change is driven by increasing customer requirements; the expansion of global sourcing, security, and regulatory requirements; volatile fuel costs; and more. In this course, you will gain an under... View Course Details »

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Introduction to International Logistics and Compliance (LOG 3121P)

This course is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the complexities of global trade, its impact on logistics, and key areas of concern for international logistics managers. Key topics that you will investigate in this course include Incoterms, global trade compliance, ha... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 15, 2019 - OCT 17, 2019
    Register by OCT 15, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $3,500
Demand Driven Supply Chain Strategy-4 Day (LOG 3140P)

As supply chain (SC) executives become more instrumental in supporting long-term strategic objectives for their firms, they need to complement traditional SC operational knowledge with a more strategic view of their role in delivering aligned results to the business. This course addresses this... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • AUG 21, 2018 - AUG 24, 2018
    Register by AUG 21, 2018
    Savannah, GA
    $3,500
  • AUG 20, 2019 - AUG 23, 2019
    Register by AUG 20, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $3,500
Lean Inbound Logistics (LOG 3161P)

The efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significant impact on cost, quality, service, and delivery to your customer. With continued pressures from globalization, market volatility, and innovation expectations, companies are extending their reliance on ... View Course Details »

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Integrated Business Planning (LOG 3162P)

This course provides a holistic view of corporate profitability and supports effective complexity management. Learners will discover the challenges of today’s operating environment with big data, cross-functional consensus, and strategies that impact profitability. Gain an understanding o... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 5, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
Supply Chain Risk Management (LOG 3163P)

In today’s global economy, operating risks are increasingly on the minds of executives. The specific context of operating risk can range from general areas of business continuity to the effects of natural disasters. In this course, you will gain a solid understanding of supply chain risk ... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 6, 2019 - JUN 7, 2019
    Register by JUN 6, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
World Class Sales and Operations Planning (LOG 3164P)

This course focuses on defining, executing, and improving the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Learners will be introduced to the appropriate stakeholders of S&OP, the importance of S&OP to corporate performance, S&OP cadence, and the use of decision support t... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • JUN 3, 2019 - JUN 4, 2019
    Register by JUN 3, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
Supply Chain Fundamentals: Warehousing Operations (LOG 3180P)

This course is structured to prepare entry-level and supervisory-level employees in warehouse operations with a fundamental understanding of the supply chain. You will review the physical, technological, process, and safety considerations of warehouse/distribution operations. Additionally... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles (LOG 3181P)

Gain a solid foundation in the basics of supply chain and its roles within organizations. This course reviews supply chain management and the various domains within supply chain, such as customer service, manufacturing and service operations, order management, procurement and supply manag... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Transportation Operations (LOG 3182P)

This course prepares you for the basics of transportation operations and the role of transportation within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes review of the key elements of transportation such as modes of transportation, transportation technology, company roles and... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Customer Service Operations (LOG 3183P)

Be more effective in your entry-level or supervisory roles in customer service and order management! This course prepares learners for all aspects of customer service operations. Gain a solid understanding of the role of customer service within an organization’s overall supply chain. Disc... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Management and Procurement (LOG 3184P)

This course prepares you in the basics of supply management and procurement operations and the role of procurement within an organization’s overall supply chain. You will discover the key elements of sourcing and procurement, including strategic sourcing, supplier management, negotiations... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Demand Planning (LOG 3185P)

An organization's success depends on the principles of effective supply and demand. Gain knowledge of the basics of demand planning and the role of demand planning within an organization’s overall supply chain. This fundamental course includes presentations of the key elements of dem... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Inventory Management (LOG 3186P)

This course covers the basics of inventory control and management operations and the role of inventory management within an organization’s overall supply chain. You will learn the key elements of inventory control and management, including inventory cost components, types and uses of inv... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Manufacturing and Service Operations (LOG 3187P)

This course prepares you for the basics of manufacturing and service operations and for your role within an organization’s overall supply chain. The course includes presentations of defining the role of manufacturing and service operations, linkages between market requirements and the sel... View Course Details »

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Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals (LOG 3210P)

Supply-chain management projects can span a wide range of project types: strategy, network analysis, facility design and build, technology selection and implementation, and continuous process improvement initiatives. In this course, you will gain an overview of project management methodol... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 23, 2018 - OCT 25, 2018
    Register by OCT 23, 2018
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • MAR 12, 2019 - MAR 14, 2019
    Register by MAR 12, 2019
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,950
  • APR 9, 2019 - APR 11, 2019
    Register by APR 9, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • JUN 4, 2019 - JUN 6, 2019
    Register by JUN 4, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • OCT 22, 2019 - OCT 24, 2019
    Register by OCT 22, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection and Management (LOG 3211P)

To keep pace with the continuous moves toward outsourcing of operations and the advancement of technology, companies need to focus on selecting the right suppliers and partnerships to provide the most value to their customers and to remain profitable. This course provides a deeper underst... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • OCT 30, 2018 - NOV 1, 2018
    Register by OCT 30, 2018
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • APR 16, 2019 - APR 18, 2019
    Register by APR 16, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • JUN 11, 2019 - JUN 13, 2019
    Register by JUN 11, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • OCT 29, 2019 - OCT 31, 2019
    Register by OCT 29, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects (LOG 3212P)

Complex supply-chain transformation requires managing resources from many different departments. The supply-chain project manager must ensure internal and external stakeholder alignment, mitigate large amounts of risk, and implement communication, risk mitigation, and change management pl... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • NOV 6, 2018 - NOV 8, 2018
    Register by NOV 6, 2018
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • APR 23, 2019 - APR 25, 2019
    Register by APR 23, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • JUN 18, 2019 - JUN 20, 2019
    Register by JUN 18, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
  • NOV 5, 2019 - NOV 7, 2019
    Register by NOV 5, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,950
Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Total Cost Management (LOG 3602P)

Plan for Every Part (PFEP) is proven to be the most effective way to optimize end to end material flow. Breakthrough results in working capital improvement, inventory right-sizing, on-time-delivery, manufacturing throughput, and cost reduction are achieved through this solution, but how do you... View Course Details »

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Bid Package Development and Supplier Selection (LOG 3700P)

Bid Package Development and Supplier Selection is designed to deepen your knowledge base of core activities in the procurement and supply management function. The program covers the sourcing process, specifications gathering, common bid package alternatives, cross-functional collaboration... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 26, 2018 - SEP 27, 2018
    Register by SEP 26, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
  • MAR 25, 2019 - MAR 26, 2019
    Register by MAR 25, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,200
Contracting Excellence (LOG 3701P)

Contracting Excellence provides you with a holistic and integrated understanding of contract law, contract types, key industry standard contract terms, and contract structure to improve your confidence when creating or modifying contract documents. The program is geared to reinforce stand... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 27, 2018 - SEP 28, 2018
    Register by SEP 27, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,200
  • MAR 26, 2019 - MAR 27, 2019
    Register by MAR 26, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,200
Lean Essentials for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4000P)

Learning the fundamentals is the first step in advancing your supply chain. In this first course, explore the principles and tools of lean thinking and see your operations from a new vantage point. From concepts like standardization and process thinking, to tools like value stream maps and das... View Course Details »

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Essential Principles of Negotiations (LOG 3702P)

Essential Principles of Negotiations level-sets your understanding of negotiation influence and strengthens preparation, planning, and execution activities involved with both simple and complex negotiations. The program includes industry techniques and tools for traditional supplier negot... View Course Details »

Upcoming Sessions
  • SEP 24, 2018 - SEP 25, 2018
    Register by SEP 24, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    $1,450
  • MAR 28, 2019 - MAR 29, 2019
    Register by MAR 28, 2019
    Savannah, GA
    $1,450
Lean Implementation for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4001P)

One of the most misunderstood elements of Lean thinking is that Lean is primarily about effective supply chain management. Therefore, we need to be able to answer the question “how does Lean apply to the supply chain?” Connecting Lean to supply chain management is the core purpose ... View Course Details »

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Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional (LOG 4002P)

Transforming an organization from traditional thinking to "lean thinking" requires leadership. The core focus of this course builds upon your knowledge of strategic and tactical implementation of the lean supply chain, and aims to build you into a lean leader. This is critical in ord... View Course Details »

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Inactive Courses

The following courses are no longer offered but may still be applied if completed within the six-year rule:

  • Strategic Planning of Supply Chain Facilities (LOG 3093)
  • Inventory Planning and Management (3 Day) (LOG 3110R)
  • Defining and Implementing Effective Sourcing Strategies (LOG 4510)
  • Effectively Managing Global Supply and Risk in an Increasingly Complex World (LOG 4511)
  • Leveraging Supply Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Performance (LOG 4512)
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